Civic Engagement and Community Service Center, Civic Engagement Consortium and Faculty Scholarship and Teaching Center work to infuse civic engagement as a community and campus wide initiative.


Civic engagement is a core value at our institution; as such, promoting civic engagement is an institution-wide effort. Under the sponsorship of the Office of the Provost, a campus-wide Coordinating Council that includes stakeholders in student affairs, academic affairs, and collaborations with community partners is charged with infusing civic engagement in every corner of Governors State University. The Coordinating Committee meets regularly and includes leadership from the Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service, the Consortium for Civic Engagement, and the Faculty Scholarship and Teaching Center.

Civic Engagement and Community Service Center

The Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service is located in the A building, room 2130 and is designed to be a one-stop-shop for students, faculty and community members focusing on social justice and civic responsibility. Students interested in service opportunities, faculty interested in incorporating service and civic engagement activities in their classes, and community partners interested in recruiting volunteers, will be able to bridge resources through this office.  For more information, please email civicengagement@govst.edu.


Consortium for Civic Engagement

The Consortium for Civic Engagement is chaired by Dr. Larry Levinson, Academic Coordinator of Political and Justice Studies Program and Social Sciences Program, and is designed to engage community partners in meaningful dialogue and develop programs and initiatives which are reciprocal and mutually beneficial to both the campus and community. For more information, please email llevinson@govst.edu.

Faculty Scholarship and Teaching Center

The Faculty Scholarship and Teaching Center is directed by Dr. Teri Sosa and provides faculty development programs, including workshops on service-learning pedagogy. For more information, please email tsosa@govst.edu.

Civic Engagement Blog!

Check out the Civic Engagement and Community Service Center's Blog for updates on their many programs and events.

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